AT LEAST TEN MUSLIMS planning an attack on the French Riviera city of Nice, where 86 people were slaughtered in an Islamic Truck Jihad attack last year, have been arrested by counter-terrorism police in raids in France and Switzerland. This is one of more than 30 Islamic terrorist plots that have been thwarted in the past two years.
EuroNews André Marty at the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland said: “We would like to understand the connection and relation between the arrested people in France and the one in Switzerland. This is what this investigation wants to find out.” Those arrested are aged between 18 and 65.
The raids come just a week after France beefed up its national security laws in the wake of a series of deadly militant attacks. Attacks carried out by ISIL or militants inspired by the group have claimed the lives of more than 240 people in France since early 2015.